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« on: April 16, 2014, 06:29 »
usually the process is like this:
1: FTP Upload
2: Edit your images and sort them into editorial / commercial
3: Click on "publish"

Now i found hundreds of images online wich i have not published yet!!
I just uploaded them via FTP - thats all!

If you upload editorials they seem to go online directly and as commercials - and this might cause a lot of legal trouble.


BTW: Yesterday the Website was down because of "maintenance"


We wrote a mail to Mostphotos where we told them that they publish without waiting that the images are tagged and that we have send a supportrequest regarding that issue yesterday

Supporter Hanna wrote back that the tech-teem got informed and that they did not get the supportrequest we sended the day before.

We wrote back:
Hi Hanna,
then you found a second severe bug - your contact-form is obviously not working because this was the way we sended our support-request.
Please note that we will not take any responsabilty for eventual upcoming lawsuits if you publish files before we even could make appropriate settings to the files (editorial / commercial).

And now second supporter wrote:
Regarding commercial and editorial images. It is the photographer's responsibility to ensure that the images are tagged correctly. If you as a photographer have editorial images, you can add and tag this in the Media Cloud in your settings. Regarding legal issues, it is the photographer who is responsible for their own photos, not the buyer or Mostphotos.

FYI: Our tech-team is working on a esier solution for editorial and commercial images. So that it will be easier to tag them right.

we wrote back:
yes, this is true.
But if YOU publish images BEFORE we can make the settings its obvious your responibilty.

Like said before:
You publish files directly after we upload by FTP and this is not like it is supposed to be.

I am speechless.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2014, 07:33 by Axel Lauer »


« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 11:02 »
They recently invited me to join their site. I ignored their first email and two weeks later they emailed me again re-inviting me to upload my entire portfolio 'with their help' to make it effortless and painless.

I still did not feel right about them and was pondering until now.

Seeing your post, I think I'll pass, permanently.

I think they might be up to something, offering 100% commissions etc to new contributors for six months etc etc..

Probably want to beef up their library size and then sell out to Getty or some other bottom feeder :)

« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 05:24 »
Around New Year's I had uploaded a big batch of images to their Media cloud. I had left them there waiting for editing, and when I logged in the next time, to my horror they were online... as Royalty Free (which is their default setting)!!

Luckily I was able to fix I the problem asap.

But: THEY had published them and therefore it was THEIR responsibility.

Is Mostphotos a stock agency to be taken seriously?
My impression would be no.


  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 07:23 »
Knowing nothing about MostPhotos except what's in the OP, I'd get out of there as fast as possible.



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